Police say no gun involved in Sunday evening Rushmore Mall incident

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police have identified the man allegedly responsible for a Sunday evening scare at Rushmore Mall and after further investigation, say no gun was involved.

Kenneth Woods, 48, of Rapid City was arrested in connection to a large police presence around 5 p.m. Sunday night near the haunted house in the mall. Woods was arrested for obstruction, possession of a controlled substance, and for having an existing warrant.

Just before 6 p.m. Sunday, the RCPD tweeted information about a report of a suspect with a gun heading into the mall’s haunted house attraction.

After speaking with witnesses on scene and searching both Woods and his vehicle, police say in a press release Monday no firearm was ever found. The search of Woods’ vehicle did uncover a syringe and a clear plastic baggie that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Woods is set to appear in court Tuesday morning.

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